The Audience Is VAMPLIFIED: Crowning the 2019 Darkest Goth Girl [SPOTLIGHT/ANNOUNCEMENT]
Oct31

The Audience Is VAMPLIFIED: Crowning the 2019 Darkest Goth Girl [SPOTLIGHT/ANNOUNCEMENT]

The 2019 DarkestGoth Spokesmodel search has been one of the most robust in our history, as finalists were challenged not only to submit galleries, articles, and videos, but also to promote their work and show that they were community minded in the process.

At the end of the search, one contestant perpetually worked their butt off and pushed the envelope.  And even when confusion and miscommunication arose, they pushed through and corrected the issues as speedily as could’ve been expected!

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KAREN ST. CLAIRE: Embracing Your Dark Side [ARTICLE]
Sep12

KAREN ST. CLAIRE: Embracing Your Dark Side [ARTICLE]

The term “Goth” already rings a dark resonance of tubular bells, dark skies, and decaying abandoned churches in a remote countryside for the imagination gone wild. The children of the night, the dark souls that roam this earth, crawl out of the woodwork from their graffiti smeared tunnels and crumbling crypts which are just mere expressions of their sanctified comfort zones.

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FireflyReign: Witch in the World [ARTICLE]
Sep10

FireflyReign: Witch in the World [ARTICLE]

An essay about strange things that peak my interest–but then I’m strange. Weird and strange is natural.

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Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances [BOOK REVIEW]
Sep07

Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances [BOOK REVIEW]

After the events of the first book, which showed Thrawn‘s rise to power in almost a Sherlock Holmes-style narrative, as well as the events in Rebels: Season 3, which saw him trying (and failing) to remove the threat the rebels posed to the Empire, Thrawn: Alliances sets up a quest that Palpatine sends both Thrawn and Vader on to a distant part of the galaxy.

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Gencon XXV: A New Virgin! [ARTICLE]
Aug31

Gencon XXV: A New Virgin! [ARTICLE]

Gencon, the best four days of gaming. My home turf. It feels funny calling it that, when only last year I brought you an article as my experience as a Gencon virgin. That’s one of the magical things about Gencon, the moment you get there, you feel a sense of kinship, of belonging. The air buzzes with geekery and fandom, and you feel home.

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Verdict on Crimson Fields: World of Prime #4 [BOOK REVIEW]
Jun15

Verdict on Crimson Fields: World of Prime #4 [BOOK REVIEW]

After realizing the portal to earth can’t be achieved at the level of prophet unless he has no interest in returning to Prime, Christopher elects to stay behind so that he can raise himself to the highest level of tael user when he can open a portal that goes two ways to the realm of man. But to do that he’ll have to prove to the current king that he’s not a traitor due to the alliances he made with the Ulven Men and Elves…

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Judgment at Verdant Court: World of Prime #3 [BOOK REVIEW]
Jun08

Judgment at Verdant Court: World of Prime #3 [BOOK REVIEW]

After The mother of a dead Druid shows up at his base of operations, Christopher is forced to agree to track down an old friend who killed her daughter. With the help of her tracker son, D’Kan (that Christopher had resurrected against his people’s wishes), they mount an expedition into the darkest reaches of the wilderness. Cannan—the fugitive being sought—had been Christopher’s loyal protector until he had been gifted a black-infused ring which preyed upon him and twisted him to the dark side. If they can track him down and keep him alive long enough to remove the ring, only the unlikely…

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Gold Throne in Shadow: World of Prime #2 [BOOK REVIEW]
Jun01

Gold Throne in Shadow: World of Prime #2 [BOOK REVIEW]

After dying at the hands of mysterious torturers and being brought back to life by a Saint of the Lady, Christopher finds himself required to prove himself to the King with a new assignment. The exploration of this assignment reveals more fully the presence of different color powers that are at war with the White throughout the kingdom and beyond, most notably the greed-run Yellow church and a black-aligned Sorcerer.

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The Sword of the Bright Lady: World of Prime #1 [BOOK REVIEW]
May25

The Sword of the Bright Lady: World of Prime #1 [BOOK REVIEW]

When Christopher Sinclair—a mechanical engineer from Arizona—wakes up in a medieval society on another planet in the distant post-apocalyptic future, he at first believes he’s going mad. However, the more he tries to fight the realization, the more the reality of his straits sink in.

Unable to speak the native language, despite being surrounded by other humans, he quickly errs by enraging a mystic nobleman who has the right to claim his head. When the mysterious Church of the Bright Lady intervene on a technicality, he’s given the choice between ignominious death or going on a spirit quest…

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The Room [INDEPENDENT FILM REVIEW]
Oct26

The Room [INDEPENDENT FILM REVIEW]

Though this film has been out for fourteen years now, I had only heard of it a couple years ago.  It was described to me as “legendary” and many reviews described it as being the “worst film ever made.”  Being a fan of independent, B films and critically-panned movies I decided I had to check it out and throw in my two cents as well, as we’re coming upon the release of The Disaster Artist, a film that is about the making of The Room.

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ScareFest X: Terrifying the Masses for Ten Years [EVENT/ARTICLE]
Oct17

ScareFest X: Terrifying the Masses for Ten Years [EVENT/ARTICLE]

This was a very big year for The ScareFest Horror and Paranormal Convention. Not only were they getting one of the biggest names in horror and fandom (Robert Englund!), but they were celebrating their ten year anniversary. So the pressure was on to make this a very unforgettable year, not only for the attendees but also the guests and vendors.

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